The ACLU has an interesting blog post about some of the types of real world problems faced by individuals who simply want to be able to vote. Voting, the most basic right granted to us within a democracy. Proponents of the bill say, it doesn’t disenfranchise voters because anyone who needs an ID can go and get a free one at the DMV. Conceptually, that may be true, but in the real practical world, it isn’t quite that simple.

On the day of the action people seeking free IDs for the purpose of voting each filed into the DMV with an advocate. So why would someone need an advocate to get a free non-driver photo ID? Because more than a month since the law passed, PennDOT employees were not trained, were not courteous, and were not ready.

via Speaking Freely: When I say “ID law” you say “poll tax”.

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